Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson 2020?

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  1. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone think this could happen?

    Before Trump, I'd have said "No way". Dwayne Johnson is the anti-Trump. Mixed heritage (Black/Samoan), way more articulate and intelligent than Trump, went from failed NFL athlete, crappy pro-wrestler to biggest name in the sport, to movie star to highest-paid mail actor...

    I mean, if we elect people NOT in law, he's way more qualified than a guy born wealthy who's ripped people off and been racist his whole life.

    He wouldn't be my first choice, but given the disdain for lifelong politicians and the elite buying their way into office, I think if he ran he'd have a high-chance. Most of this could apply to Oprah too. If liberals think Trump is the answer to Obama, they may hit back harder. Intelligence being the discerning factor, of course.
     
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    No, no, no, no. No Rock, No Oprah. If we learn anything from electing Trump it’s that experience matters. Either would, of course, be better than Trump, but we shouldn’t let Trump lower the bar so that we start seriously considering actors and talk show hosts every cycle.
     
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    Simple. No..... But Trump proved Justin Bieber’s theory on, Never say never. So who knows?
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    He has even fewer useable connections that Trump, yet, I am quite sure he would do MUCH better. Then again, my potted plant in the window would do better than the current one, so there's that.

    Anyway; Given that Johnson is not very active on social media with regards to political issues and opinions (Based on his Facebook activity, and I assume other media accounts therefore also), I'd say he didn't have much interest in it. He is very much in love with his current life situation, that's quite clear.
     
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    I’d have to hear his ideas. I assume he has the basis of a platform, but does he have a plan?

    I was neutral about Trump at first, granted, I was also ignorant about him and his history. Some of his early speeches struck me favorably, but more exposure, and learning of his past, I became horrified. It’s shocking that virtually half the country at one point regarded him as a good candidate?? :eek: I continually question our National judgement.

    The interesting thing is that someone like Trump from outside government, involved in business, relatively successful, could work, but not when they are mentally and personality challenged, thin skinned, big mouthed, perpetual self serving liar, narcissist crook, lacking empathy, show boater, pretends to have religion for the suckers, money hoarder, fawns on strong dictators, **** you and the contract, sue me and wannabe dictator kind of guy. Dispite all of this, astounding we elected him and that it was reported yesterday on NPR that he has the approval of 80% of New Hampshire Republicans. :oops:
     
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    He's dynamic, charismatic and seemingly smart. That being said it would be nice if we could get back to those with experience who have served the public and earned their shot. That said, I couldn't imagine any celebrity making worse decisions than Trump, he set the bar to a new low.
     
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    So this is how America finally just gives up totally and decides anyone with name recognition *should* be a candidate. Thus completes the celebrity worship culture.
     
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    No... just no.
    I like the guy, but no.
    We've already seen the mess that happens when unqualified people are placed in high level government leadership positions.
    This applies to both parties, not just the current occupant of the WH.
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    Follow Johnson on Instagram.
    His foul mouth makes Trump sound like a choir boy.
     
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    A fitting description of Trump :D.
     
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    Any of that foul language used when laughing about assaulting women?
     
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    Exactly. Trump should have run for the governor of California first.
     
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    If an long time undercard 'rassler can become Governor of Minnesota, I can see how a main eventer and multi-time 'rasslin' champ can become President. He'll be The People's President.:oops: I hope not, jabroni.
     
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    Nobody who went bankrupt that many times on casinos, where the house always wins, is even seemingly smart.
     
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    #45 is not first one, expect likely to happen again.
     
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    We shouldn’t be chasing these outcomes regardless of a GE spokesperson being one of the worst presidents in history (regardless of the decades long PR project to paint him as a saintly figure).
     
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    Reagan had been governor for eight years. Trump is the first person ever elected president with zero government or military leadership experience and it shows, every single day.
     
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    This isn't a "learn politics as you go" type of job. Would not vote for him, period.
     
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    He is the first one to have no prior government experience. Hopefully that doesn’t happen again.
     
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    Will The Rock run as D or R?

    I think celebrity/name recognition has been going for a long time. Even George Washington was a famous general before he ran for president.
     
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    I may be wrong here, but I don't believe Washington actually ran for POTUS. He didn't want the job, but Congress elected him via a ballot vote. The person that came in runner up, which was Adams, became VPOTUS.

    But Washington didn't really run for POTUS as we would normally recognize a political campaign for POTUS today.

    BL.
     
  24. GermanSuplex thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What about “learn anything, ever”? Trump ‘trumped’ that one.

    BTW.. I’m not pro or anti Rock. But given the doofus in charge, I’d at least rather have a competent Hollywood star in charge, given a choice.
     
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    Honestly, I think he would do a better job.

    But, no. Hell no. No!

    We need to have competent lawmakers who have spent time in the trenches of local, state and federal governments, and who understand the legal and moral complexities of the White House. They need to deal with the symbolic weight of the job, how to deal with Congress, and how to run a huge, multi-faceted organization.

    If Dwayne Johnson wants to take the People's Elbow to state house, or Congress, go for it buddy.
     

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